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Re: [Patch] Remove gccbug from bugreport.texi

On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 04:36 PM, Rainer Orth wrote:

Daniel Berlin writes:

[Please trim down your quotes. Interspersing a single line of new text
with 30 lines of unchanged (and unrelated) text makes your mails quite hard
to follow. Thanks.]
I originally had written new text in the other response, but removed it because i'm not interested enough in having the argument.

I'm quite unhappy about this: I find this tendency towards web-only bug
reporting awful in every product and fight it whenever I can.
But why?

As I said: web forms/browsers usually lack all the facilities of a proper
editor, like autofill, proper movement and editing functions, whatever you
can think of.
Err, two things.
1. these are *bugs reports*, not technical papers.
2. If your browser can't move from field to field, or have a reasonable interface to a text entry box, you need a new browser. I can't think of a browser that is as bad as you seem to try to make it seem.

 They are quite clumsy to use if you could have the full
power of a real editor instead.
Which is necessary why, again?
Do you really need Microsoft Word or emacs just to type some lines of text, and maybe do a few paste operations?
Or do you have a browser that can't handle this.

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